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BECAUSE CHRISTMAS ISN’T CHRISTMAS WITHOUT THE NUTCRACKER!

The Nutcracker, staged by Bolshoi Ballet's chief choreographer of the last 30 years Yuri Grigorovich, will fill the Alexandra Trianti Hall with music and spectacle from 20 to 30 December, once again bringing the magic of the unrivalled Russian ballet to Greek audiences.

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Renowned choreographer Grigorovich, who turned 90 this year, brings his own style to the classic fairytale of The Nutcracker to the Athens Concert Hall in an adapted libretto by Marius Petipa. The principals and leading soloists will once again demonstrate Russia’s supremacy in classical dance to the music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, as scenery and costumes fill the stage with magic to captivate young and old.

Performance schedule

The Nutcracker ballet in two acts, based on a fairytale by Hoffmann titled The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, opens on Wednesday 20 December and runs through 30 December. Performances are at 4 and 8 pm on most days. Whichever show you choose, you are sure to leave the theatre under its spell.

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Christmas Oratorio for just one performance in Athens

This holiday season, Bach’s landmark Baroque work Christmas Oratorio will fill the Christos Lambrakis Hall at the Athens Concert Hall in a performance by Les Musiciens du Louvre, one of France's best known musical ensembles.
Les Musiciens du Louvre are internationally known for their expert renditions of the pre-classical and classical repertoire. This work by Johann Sebastian Bach is considered one of most beautiful compositions of sacred music of all time. At their performance on 20 December, Les Musiciens du Louvre will be playing period instruments under the direction of Marc Minkowski, accompanied by internationally known singers.

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